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Stopping drug and alcohol abuse before it begins

Created: 12/10/2013 2:46 AM WHEC.com

Preventing alcohol and drug use among high school students may need to start in middle school.

A study from the University of Washington examined communities that identify problematic risky behaviors and then implement strategies to prevent them.

Middle school students living in such areas were less likely to try alcohol, cigarettes or commit violent acts before graduating from high school.



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